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Port Ellen 1978 - 24 Year Old - Special Releases 2002 - 2nd Release

LOT ID: 0923-924


End Date : Nov 22 2023 08:00 PM


Total Bids: 17   

Final Bid
£1,150.00


LOT DESCRIPTION

Port Ellen 1978 - 2002. 24 Year Old. Bottled for Diageo Special Releases in 2002. 2nd Release. One of 12,000 bottles. 70cl. 59.35%. In presentation box.

CONDITION

Stained label.

FILLING LEVEL

Lower Neck

Distillery:  Port Ellen

Distillery Status:  Closed

Bottler: Distillery Bottling

Region: Islay

Distilled Year: 1978

Bottling Year: 2002

Age: 24

Bottles Produced: 12,000

Limited Edition: yes

Category: Single Malt

Country: Scotland

Bottle Size: 70cl / 700ml

ABV: 59.35%

One of the great lost distilleries on Islay, Port Ellen was little-known in its lifetime with only a handful of official bottlings produced before the distillery closed in 1983 as part of Diageo forerunner Scottish Malt Distilleries’ swingeing cuts in response to the great whisky lake of the 1970s and 1980s.

Later rediscovered by malt fans thanks to fine independent bottlings from the likes of Gordon & MacPhail, Cadenhead’s and Signatory Vintage, Port Ellen’s reputation mushroomed through the 1990s and 2000s as sensational Rare Malts bottlings were followed by a string of legendary Diageo Special Releases and dozens of superb single cask bottlings from Douglas Laing.

In 2017 the whisky world was stunned when Diageo announced that work was taking place to bring Port Ellen distillery back from the dead - the new Port Ellen distillery is currently scheduled to commence production in 2023.

Distillery bottlings are, as the name suggests, bottled by or for the distillery from which the whisky has originated and are thus often referred to as Official Bottlings or OBs. Distillery bottlings are generally more desirable for collectors and usually fetch higher prices at auction than independent bottlings. They are officially-endorsed versions of the whisky from a particular distillery and are therefore considered the truest expression of the distillery’s character.

This ideal of the distillery character is regarded so seriously by the distilleries and brand owners that casks of whisky that are considered to vary too far from the archetype are frequently sold on to whisky brokers and independent bottlers. When this happens, it is often with the proviso that the distillery’s name is not allowed to be used when the cask is bottled for fear of diminishing or damaging the distillery’s character and status.

DISCLAIMER

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Please note: due to the various ages of bottles, corks and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion. And no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.All bottles are checked by our whisky specialists Wayne & Harrison Ormerod prior to any auction. We do not auction opened bottles so therefore all items are sealed unless stated under certain circumstances where seals were never issued by the producer.
No item is deemed new, however many items are generally in good condition. When this is not the case, we aim to mention any faults in the description. The images supplied are of the actual item you will receive. If the filling level of the liquid is not visible in the images provided, we aim to indicate the current position in the description. If the filling level is impossible to determine, such as with ceramics decanters, we will provide an overall weight of the decanter in KG. Our filling level guideline can be found here.
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BID HISTORY

BID DATE TIME
Last Bids £1,150.00 22nd November 2023 18:17